In defence of Ofsted: an insider’s perspective

FORUM - ISSN 0963-8253
Volume 65 Number 3 (2023)

In defence of Ofsted: an insider’s perspective
Harmer Parr pages 54-59
DOI: 10.3898/forum.2023.65.3.07


This article is personal and rather anecdotal as it is an attempt to sum up my experience of 30 years of Ofsted inspections. The key questions remain what they always were. How do you deal with the sometimes conflicting requirements of support and accountability, objectivity and impartiality, styles of inspection, reporting and grading? Perhaps most importantly, how do you try to ensure that inspection leads to improvement? 

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Harmer Parr (2023) In defence of Ofsted: an insider’s perspective, FORUM, 65(3), 54-59.

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